Lauren Gewirtz is a journalism major with a concentration in sports and a minor in graphic design. She works at The State News as an editorial and advertising designer and also writes for a website called Last Word on Sports, where she covers the NBA and NCAA basketball.
Failure of income tax proposal will likely mean higher property taxes and cuts in services, city officials have said. In a three-candidate race for two City Council spots, MSU student Aaron Stephens unseated incumbent Susan Woods. The first-place vote-getter was incumbent Ruth Beier.
Four years ago, Ruth Beier was elected to the East Lansing City Council. On Nov. 7, East Lansing voters will decide if they want to keep her there. It’s no doubt to her — she’s ready to continue to serve the people of East Lansing and carry on the promises she has made.
On Saturday, construction crews began tearing down the former Citizens Bank building on the corner of Grand River and Abbot after many years of vacancy. That should make Grand River Avenue look better by the end of the month. The decision to move forward was made by East Lansing City Council after Convexity Properties committed to continuing demolition of the properties at 100-140 W Grand River Ave. as originally planned.